Enough folks are sufficiently troubled by Microsoft Vista that manufacturers have begun quietly offering another option. You can downgrade your Vista machine to XP:
Some of Bruce Schneier's comments from February figure prominently into the equation.
|Windows Vista includes an array of "features" that you don't want. These features will make your computer less reliable and less secure. They'll make your computer less stable and run slower. They will cause technical support problems. They may even require you to upgrade some of your peripheral hardware and existing software. And these features won't do anything useful. In fact, they're working against you. They're digital rights management (DRM) features built into Vista at the behest of the entertainment industry... And you don't get to refuse them.|
Of course, users could always choose to downgrade from Vista to Ubuntu.